S China Women's Federations Introduce Programs to Promote Parent-child Reading

June 4, 2018
Editor: Liu Yang

The women's federations in south China's Guangdong Province have rolled out a number of initiatives to further boost the participation of parent-child reading and disseminate scientific concepts of domestic education amongst local families over the past few years.

For example, Guangdong Women's Federation (GWF) has partnered with the journal Family to set up children's libraries at over 200 kindergartens and organized nearly 50 lectures with an emphasis upon parent-child reading across the entire region since 2015.

According to GWF, it will encourage parent-child reading to promote role-model, civilized families and the implementation of family education, further increase public participation in reading activities, and help spread positive family traditions in people's daily lives.

Women and children's activity centers in the cities of Dongguan and Jieyang have been honored as national model bases in the promotion of parent-child reading.

For instance, this year Dongguan Women and Children's Activity Center has worked with relevant local government departments to hold various themed activities such as the selection of model families, the organization of parent-centered classes, and the distribution of preschool reading materials to further inspire public interest in parent-child reading and provide scientific guidance.

Meanwhile, Foshan Women's Federation has worked with a local publicity department and the office of civilization to collect outstanding family stories and promote the work of domestic education via the popular social networking app WeChat.

Moreover, Zhongshan women's federation in Guangdong has expanded its services bringing parent-child reading to local communities, organized volunteers to read illustrated books for children, and set up temporary reading places in local elementary and secondary schools to boost the utility of the books in their libraries.

(Source: China Women's News/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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